By Netera Landar
In real life a B&B means Bed and Breakfast. In Second Life, it was an early morning venue in the middle of nature where you could go to hear live music. Where you can be among friends.
I received a message that another popular venue was closing. This time it was B&B, which had opened back in 2010. That’s a considerable amount of time for a venue to be in operation.
Bundy and the late Benethar, her Second Life and real life partner, decided a natural setting for a venue was what they wanted. They had three venues on a full sim and decided to combine them.
Asked if the venue was popular from the beginning, Bundy, who is from Australia, replied, “I don’t class B&B’s as being popular because to me it’s about people enjoying the music and making new friends along the way.”
Shows were slated for Sundays and Wednesdays until about a year ago. She needed to spend more time with her children so she dropped the second day of performances.
“B&B’s started out as Benethar’s and my baby and over the last 4 ½ years it has grown up. I’ll miss this place and it’s going to be heartbreaking to pack up the pieces,” she said on B&B’s last day after Gweeb’s gig. As always, the place was rocking and packed with people.
At a crossroads in her life, Bundy will preserve her precious memories and move on. With her childrens’ love and support, she’ll pay tier for a smaller sim and open “Bundy’s.” The theme will be a bold Inca/Mayan/Aztec for that is what she adores.
“I’ve been having fun building it. I’m hoping to do the first of many more shows to come on Jan. 18,” she declared.
She also noted her appreciation to those she truly loves. “Without the musicians and fans, B&B’s would not have been what it is today: A place for great music, lots of laughs, and fun. It has been an honor and privilege to have been able to enjoy the music with them all.”